No family is complete without a father. It is a common opinion that mothers are to have the most impact on the children’s life since they spend the most time with them. However, we forget that the role of a father is also important. A child needs the attention of both parents and both roles complement the actions of each other.
Every year, on the third Sunday of June, the world celebrates Father’s Day. It is a day where we can honor the role of a father. Thousands around the world take to celebrating this day to express their respect and love for their dads. To say thank you for all they do!
Related: Thank You, Daddy!
Importance of Dads
The father is basically the first male presence in a child’s life. They will grow up watching his actions and behaviors. Children, especially daughters, set the standards of any male behavior against what they have seen their fathers do all their life. Fathers greatly influence the behavior, actions and personality of their children. Family oriented studies have revealed surprising facts about relationships with fathers. Girls with good relationships with their dads are known to excel in Mathematics. Boys close to their dads will grow up to have a better sense of self.
6 Ways to Thank Your Dad this Father’s Day
There are so many creative ways through which you can make this year’s father’s day a cherishing memory for yourself and your dad.
What Your Dad Likes
Take some time and make a list of activities your father enjoys. Many fathers are sports fans; maybe you can take him to a game or play with him.
Greetings and Gifts
Buy your father an expressive card. You can make one yourself if you are creative enough. Complement the greeting card with a small and elegant gift. Popular gifts for father’s day include a tie or watch. Many stores offer discounts as the day comes nearer.
Letting Him Relax
If you can’t afford to do anything extravagant, then maybe give your father a day off. Take some responsibility off his shoulders. Do his chores while he can take some well-needed rest.
Involve the Family
Fathers are responsible for taking care of the whole family. Involve everyone in your father’s day plans so that he can feel cherished and loved by the entire family.
Cherish Old Memories
Sit with him and talk about his youth and childhood. Make him feel that you enjoy listening to him. Perhaps, enjoy some old photos of the family.
Spend Some Quality Time
Life has become really busy and chaotic. We hardly get enough time with family. There is no better chance than this day to bond with your dad. Sit and talk to your father. Express your love through words and caring gestures.
Parents spend a major part of their life caring for children and trying to be role models for them. We can never pay them off for their efforts but we can express a little love celebrating these days with them.
I am blessed to know two of the most amazing fathers EVER.
And my husband:
Both of whom have taught our family what it means to father a child – with unconditional love, a steady hand, and simple grace! Thank you both for all you have done for our family unit!
#MissYouDad #SeeYouAgain #ButNotSoon #IveStillGotStuffLeftHereToDo
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How has your father influenced your life?